Aviation Training Center at FSI Avialesookhrana
Aviation Training Center at FSI Avialesookhrana

Aviation Training Center at FSI Avialesookhrana

The unique professions of a parachutist — a fireman and an observer pilot — appeared already in the thirties of the twentieth century, when modern aviation security appeared. And our country maintains a firm position as a leader in the number of professional air workers in this field. The profession of a “flying manager” in controlling fire extinguishing processes or a pilot — an observer in general in the world has no analogues.

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Initial training of pilot-observers, paratroopers, firefighters and parachutists instructors for Avialesookranny units is conducted at the Avialesokhrana training aviation center in the city of Pushkino. Individuals with secondary and higher forestry education who are fit for flight work due to their health condition and have already worked from one to two years at the time of entry into the forest protection system may enroll for observer pilots. During the seven-month training period, future professionals study aviation and forest fire disciplines (fire protection of forests, tactics, technologies and strategies used for extinguishing fires, radio communications, forest protection, parachute training, explosives, geo-information systems, air navigation, aerodynamics, aeronautical meteorology, psychology, aircraft design, and much more).

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Also, at the preparation stage in the theory of the future parachutists - firefighters and pilots are training observers on the complex specialized helicopter simulator Mi-8MTV with software and hardware unique equipment that simulates in real time various scenarios of forest fires development, which enables future specialists at the stage of still theoretical training to have diverse experience as close as possible to the real tasks of a professional observer pilot. The final of the training process are airborne and parachute training, and summer practice on helicopters and airplanes for two months.

After learning theory, two-month summer practice and successful completion of state examinations provide students with the qualifications of the pilot-observer of Civil Aviation of the third class.

After completion of advanced training courses and with the accumulation of production experience, they can be assigned the second and first classes. The first class observer pilot is the most experienced specialist who performs most of the work professionally: air patrolling, paratrooper paratroopers, helicopter work with the landing of paratroopers and APU on external sling, work on aircraft tankers, operational fire extinguishing control in the forest and coordination various fire services.

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Marines, firefighters and parachutists are trained in regional aviation bases for special programs. When preparing, the main attention is paid to physical training, strategy, safety, fire fighting techniques, practice with chainsaws, hand tools, orienteering in the forest, motor pumps, parachute jumping techniques to small platforms and descenders from helicopters and so on. Further.

Marines, firefighters and paratroopers before each pozharoveroyatnym season pass test test of physical training, training in the hills launching appliances and skydiving, practical work on techniques and tactics of fighting fires. Every two years, they are a complete confirmation of your skill level (the third, second or first class).

Experienced firefighters who showed organizational skills are sent to two-month courses for training instructors of aviation fire groups, where they acquire the knowledge and skills of fire fighting management, the use of innovative technologies.

On the basis of the Aviation Training Center, a number of training programs for forestry experts and emergency departments are currently being implemented.

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